Visit Ballarat, you will find plenty of local attractions and loads of hidden gold nuggets will deliver plenty of unexpected surprises for the family at Ballarat.
Historic Boats Houses
Explore Ballarat on one of the extensive hilly cycle paths or mountain trails. There are also plenty of country and city walking trails.
Why not visit beautiful Lake Wendoree it is a 6km circuit to go around or simply visit for a picnic with the swans on the foreshore. You will find many activities including paddle boats and tram rides.
Things to do
How about some gold prospecting, Discover gold at Sovereign Hill, you can pan for gold with the kids in the golden creek right in the middle of the Sovereign Hill village and every day somebody will find gold.
Visit cold weather native flora in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens or how about a day for the kids with the animals hand feeding a Kangaroo and other animals at the Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile Park.
Ballarat has plenty of restaurants, bars and trendy shops, you will find plenty local produce and country wine. Ballarat is a growing city and at night, come alive with a vibrant entertainment scene.
There's something for the whole family in Ballarat.
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Disabled Access Ballarat
You will find Ballarat to be an easy town to get around in. It is wheel chair friendly, has plenty of disabled access toilets, and you will be able to find a disabled access cab. Sovereign Hill is also disabled access friendly.
Where is Ballarat
Ballarat is West of Melbourne, it is only a short drive from Melbourne alone the Western Highway. The drive should only take 60 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.